David Pye says: “Any object that we design and produce is makeshift, is improvised, is inappropriate and provisional.”
My work is specifically about the improvised and the provisional. The objects are finished in the sense that the porcelain is painted (glazed) and fired. Most of my objects are in some sense vessels, pots. What else are they? They attempt to confuse the connotations that technology and material provoke. At times constructive composing, at times wilful destruction, sometimes vases, sometimes fragments or alienated objects. The handling of the material and the methods of creating volume and shape are improvised – sawn, dug out, stacked, found or painted on. The joints and fissures, the blots of colour and unfinished painting appear provisional as they point from the finished object to the instant of making. It is not the perfection of the ultimate expression that is intended but a verbalisation of a concept of the evolution of things.
What sort of a function do vessels have today? What may they contain?
I hardly ever thought of flowers.